“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Today, people discuss how Abul Kalam Azad was instrumental in developing
independent India's education system but no one seems to be bothered to
discuss how he began the process of negationism of history to cover up
the misdeeds of Islamic tyrants.
We have always been taught in school that Babur, Humayun, Akbar,
Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb were the ‘greatest’ emperors of the
Mughal dynasty. Our history books were replete with anecdotes of their
bravery and valour. In fact, in some publications, chapter after chapter
was devoted to extolling these Mughal emperors. On the contrary, we
found very few textbooks that spoke about India’s rich dynasty and
cultural heritage that was mercilessly decimated by these Islamic
We had to, in fact, buy additional non-syllabus books to study this
because all of this information was conveniently removed from school
textbooks after India gained independence and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
was chosen as the first Education Minister.
Abul Kalam Azad exalted Mughals (Actually Mongols) and attempted to whitewash their sins while obfuscating Hindu history
From 1947 till his death in 1958, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was India’s
Education Minister. Today (November 11), the entire nation observes
National Education Day in his honour and discusses how he was
instrumental in the development of independent India’s education system,
but no one seems to discuss how he began the process of negationism of
history to cover up misdeeds of Islamic tyrants.
He served as Education Minister for over 11 years. During that
period, he recruited individuals who were either members of the same
community or adhered to the Leftist ideology. Humayun Kabir, MC Chagla,
and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed were among them. All of them combined to
present the Mughals as “messiahs of the oppressed Hindu masses” and in
the worst case as ‘benevolent dictators.’
A report by Freedomfirst.in published in 2014 read,
“As Union Education Minister for eight years, Azad saw to it that the
history of India presented in the textbooks was negationist; that is,
cover up deeds perpetrated by the Muslim invaders and settlers and
converts – loot, slaughter, destruction of temples, Jazia tax, forced
conversions, forcing widows of dead soldiers into harems, sale of
captured children in the slave bazaars of Baghdad, burning of libraries
and appropriation of defeated peoples’ properties to constitute Wakfs
for the welfare of Muslims etc.”
Azad’s ideas demonstrated unequivocally that his allegiances were
always with Islam and the true ramifications of his ideology—agreed to
and supported by Nehru—reflected in our history textbooks where crimes
of Islamic invaders were downplayed while Hinduism vilified
How Hindus were maligned
On Freedomfirst.in, you can read about the modifications made by
Maulana Abul Kalam in the Indian education system that exonerated the
Mughal emperors. As Minister of Education, Azad distorted Indian history
by whitewashing deadly Islamic conquests, the research found.
In fact, in the year 2020, M Nageswara Rao, a senior IPS
officer, asserted that “negation and whitewashing of deadly Islamic
invasions or rule” occurred under education ministers such as Maulana
Abul Kalam Azad, who was “in charge of Indian mind space” for 20 of the
30 years following Independence.